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Emeka Merenu, a priest with the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Iheteukwa, Orsu LGA of Imo state.
Merenu was shot in his parsonage in the early hours of Tuesday.
A car belonging to the priest, who hails from Amorji Agbomori in Nkwerre LGA, was also set ablaze.
The killing of the priest comes hours after gunmen invaded Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo, and chased away students who were participating in the ongoing 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), on Monday.
Sources told TheCable that suspected hoodlums attacked the priest in his parsonage for allegedly inviting soldiers to secure the mission school, where he serves as the principal.
Michael Abattam, police spokesperson in the state, told TheCable that the command is yet to get such report.
“You are just informing me about this incident. The command will investigate the matter and make our stand known in no distant time,” he told TheCable over the phone.